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Title: Star Wars 'The Mandalorian'
Post by: RVR II on January 30, 2019, 07:56:12 AM
Boba Fett getting his own TV series ??? Why not a movie?  :-\
http://www.theforce.net/story/front/Jon_Favreau_Teases_Star_Wars_Fans_With_New_Image_From_The_Mandalorian_182968.asp
Title: Re: Star Wars 'The Mandalorian'
Post by: goflyblind on January 30, 2019, 08:31:34 AM
needs fett's vette as the theme song.

https://www.youtube.com/v/fqiasBVGtX8
edit: there's some naughty language in the song, listen at your own risk.
Title: Re: Star Wars 'The Mandalorian'
Post by: RVR II on November 13, 2019, 12:26:39 AM
http://www.theforce.net/story/front/Star_Wars_The_Mandalorian_Initial_Thoughts_185619.asp?
Title: Re: Star Wars 'The Mandalorian'
Post by: Pak-Man on November 15, 2019, 01:55:34 PM
Episode 2 is out, just so everyone knows. We're mostly Fridays from here on:

•Episode 2 - Friday, November 15
•Episode 3 - Friday, November 22
•Episode 4 - Friday, November 29
•Episode 5 - Friday, December 6
•Episode 6 - Friday, December 13
•Episode 7 - Wednesday, December 18
•Episode 8 - Friday, December 27

(What's the matter, Disney? Is something ELSE Happening on December 20th that made you break the schedule?)
Title: Re: Star Wars 'The Mandalorian'
Post by: wihogfan on November 15, 2019, 06:06:19 PM
Waited until I could watch 2 episodes at once.
I find most of the Star Wars movies difficult to go back and watch due to the god awful dialog.  And I despise 95% of all super hero movies. This was like a super hero TV series set in the Star Wars universe . But I thought it was OK ((thankfully no Marvel-esque fart jokes). Not nearly as great as some of the hype. But decent enough I’ll continue to watch. Not sure I would have predicted it if all the reviews didn’t state that there was a surprise at the end of chapter 1, but I figured out what the surprise was going to be about halfway through chapter 1.
Title: Re: Star Wars 'The Mandalorian'
Post by: Russoguru on November 16, 2019, 11:22:55 AM
Waited until I could watch 2 episodes at once.
I find most of the Star Wars movies difficult to go back and watch due to the god awful dialog.  And I despise 95% of all super hero movies. This was like a super hero TV series set in the Star Wars universe . But I thought it was OK ((thankfully no Marvel-esque fart jokes). Not nearly as great as some of the hype. But decent enough I’ll continue to watch. Not sure I would have predicted it if all the reviews didn’t state that there was a surprise at the end of chapter 1, but I figured out what the surprise was going to be about halfway through chapter 1.
Marvel-esque fart jokes? Can you name an example or two off the top of your head? Because I'm thinking back all the way to Iron Man and I'm struggling to think of a fart joke in any MCU movie.

Well, I'll tell you what, as I was sitting through episode 1 of The Mandalorian I was thinking to myself... damn, who in the hell could this bounty be? Somebody we already know? Anyway I was genuinely and very pleasantly surprised! I got to tell you I was not expecting that! To be perfectly honest I am pretty sure nobody called that it would be
Spoiler (click to show/hide)

Episode 2 I liked a lot, not as much as the first, but I loved
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Title: Re: Star Wars 'The Mandalorian'
Post by: goflyblind on November 16, 2019, 11:36:14 AM
i need a cartoonist or animator to draw a continuation of that part in ep. 2 where

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Title: Re: Star Wars 'The Mandalorian'
Post by: LucasM on November 23, 2019, 07:58:41 PM
Episode 2 I liked a lot, not as much as the first, but I loved
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I had JUST rewatched that episode of Python not two days before seeing the episode (watching the new, incredible, Blu-ray release of them), so laughed probably harder than I would have otherwise at the "CF" event there, thinking of the Mandalorian in the non-interrogating officer's position!  ;D
Title: Re: Star Wars 'The Mandalorian'
Post by: Pak-Man on November 30, 2019, 01:37:46 AM
Hard to believe that we've reached a point where you can watch a TV show and be treated to- *LATEST EPISODE SPOILERS BEYOND HERE*

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Title: Re: Star Wars 'The Mandalorian'
Post by: goflyblind on November 30, 2019, 05:31:55 AM
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<3
Title: Re: Star Wars 'The Mandalorian'
Post by: Russoguru on November 30, 2019, 11:19:30 PM
That was an amazing episode! Now all they have to do is keep up the quality of the show for the next 7 or 8 years and maybe people will stop saying Disney ruined Star Wars!
Title: Re: Star Wars 'The Mandalorian'
Post by: Variety of Cells on December 02, 2019, 02:48:25 PM
Enjoying the baby yoda show. It’d be pretty meh without Boda, but with him it’s quite enjoyable. I also enjoyed that the tough female character wasn’t in a bikini and she was actually decently thick, not some skin and bones model that I’m supposed to buy as strong. Her arms were much bigger than mine! 
Title: Re: Star Wars 'The Mandalorian'
Post by: Russoguru on December 03, 2019, 05:13:41 PM
Yeah Gina Carano is quite the hottie. Not only can Cara Dune seriously kick ass but she can look seriously beautiful doing it too. She's like the Black Widow of Star Wars... at least until Mara Jade(hopefully) comes along.
Title: Re: Star Wars 'The Mandalorian'
Post by: CJones on December 04, 2019, 06:19:04 PM
Is no one going to mention the fact that a character refers to Life Day? The SW Holiday Special is now canon  ;)
Title: Re: Star Wars 'The Mandalorian'
Post by: Russoguru on December 04, 2019, 08:43:38 PM
Is no one going to mention the fact that a character refers to Life Day? The SW Holiday Special is now canon  ;)
I think Disney was getting back at GL by making the SWHS canon, they probably didn't like that whole "white slavers" comment.
Title: Re: Star Wars 'The Mandalorian'
Post by: LucasM on December 05, 2019, 02:51:50 AM
As anticipated:

Star Wars The Mandalorian The Child 11-Inch Plush Baby Yoda (https://www.monstersinmotion.com/cart/az-star-wars-product-c-11_198/star-wars-the-mandalorian-the-child-11inch-plush-baby-yoda-p-27433.html)

(https://www.monstersinmotion.com/cart/images/26WMA01-_Baby_Yoda.jpg)

"This huggable figure features a roto-vinyl head, sparkling glass eyes, and a soft body with a sturdy bean-filled base. Plus, it comes to you specially packaged in a hover crib."

$24.99
Title: Re: Star Wars 'The Mandalorian'
Post by: Variety of Cells on December 05, 2019, 05:55:52 AM
As anticipated:

Star Wars The Mandalorian The Child 11-Inch Plush Baby Yoda (https://www.monstersinmotion.com/cart/az-star-wars-product-c-11_198/star-wars-the-mandalorian-the-child-11inch-plush-baby-yoda-p-27433.html)

(https://www.monstersinmotion.com/cart/images/26WMA01-_Baby_Yoda.jpg)

"This huggable figure features a roto-vinyl head, sparkling glass eyes, and a soft body with a sturdy bean-filled base. Plus, it comes to you specially packaged in a hover crib."

$24.99

I’d get one for my girlfriend if it was available now, but that’s not out until may, and not a picture of the final product.
Title: Re: Star Wars 'The Mandalorian'
Post by: wihogfan on December 06, 2019, 07:45:33 PM
Enjoyed first 2 episodes enough but held off watching more due to wanting to watch multiple episodes at once.
Episode 3 was what I was fearing the series would be...Marvel super hero movie dumb...just Thor RockNRoll level awful. I'm sure I'll pick it up again, but episode 3 killed me wanting to watch more for awhile.
Title: Re: Star Wars 'The Mandalorian'
Post by: Variety of Cells on December 07, 2019, 04:24:54 PM
I’ve enjoyed all the episodes so far, except boy was episode five a stinker. Which is a shame, because I love Amy Sedaris. She was fine, but the writing and directing just took a big ol nose dive. Nothing happened to further the plot, which isn’t necessarily bad on its own, but it was also boring and filled with the worst character yet. And they committed the greatest sin of all: barely gave Baby Yoda and screen time. Hopefully this is just a small misstep, especially since I enjoyed episode 4 a lot.
Title: Re: Star Wars 'The Mandalorian'
Post by: Russoguru on December 08, 2019, 06:57:52 PM
Well guys, I'm sorry that not every episode of an awesome show can't be the best episode ever.
Title: Re: Star Wars 'The Mandalorian'
Post by: LucasM on December 12, 2019, 11:41:05 AM
For anyone wanting a holiday decoration/avatar:
(https://scontent-ort2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/79511276_2754017728012817_1577599826361581568_n.jpg?_nc_cat=106&_nc_ohc=s6ryol5XbdQAQmaUpnUvQ0Pphhyz-hyCe0BWP_Ou_eC20VIxr6ZR72zJQ&_nc_ht=scontent-ort2-1.xx&oh=f1504813cac40cbcd2b7e7414f278d4e&oe=5E75303D)
Title: Re: Star Wars 'The Mandalorian'
Post by: goflyblind on December 13, 2019, 06:43:04 AM
i thought the bald jerk looked familiar. bill burr is a terrible actor. he should stick to terrible comedy. :-\
Title: Re: Star Wars 'The Mandalorian'
Post by: Russoguru on December 13, 2019, 08:59:34 AM
That was a good episode!!! Very well crafted and written. So much fun. Ever since day one of this show, The Mandalorian captures everything I love about Star Wars, and it's still doing exactly that.
Title: Re: Star Wars 'The Mandalorian'
Post by: CJones on December 13, 2019, 08:43:42 PM
"Former Imperial Sharpshooter"
Mando: "That's not saying much"
"I wasn't a storm trooper wise ass."

The Star Wars universe has become self aware :)
Title: Re: Star Wars 'The Mandalorian'
Post by: Russoguru on December 14, 2019, 03:48:12 PM
I admire Disney for having the guts to take the bad with the good in regards to The Mandalorian. I mean they've made references to The Star Wars holiday special, and in the last episode they poked fun at Gunguns.
Title: Re: Star Wars 'The Mandalorian'
Post by: Russoguru on December 18, 2019, 08:47:38 PM
Oh btw Cara Dune is sooooooo friggin' hawt.
Title: Re: Star Wars 'The Mandalorian'
Post by: goflyblind on December 21, 2019, 09:39:00 AM
me, watching the mandalorian:

(https://i.imgur.com/9f9u1fV.jpg)
Title: Re: Star Wars 'The Mandalorian'
Post by: Russoguru on December 22, 2019, 02:48:10 PM
God dammit I can't wait for the episode where (I hope)
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Title: Re: Star Wars 'The Mandalorian'
Post by: Variety of Cells on December 22, 2019, 04:26:45 PM
God dammit I can't wait for the episode where (I hope)
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He dead.

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Title: Re: Star Wars 'The Mandalorian'
Post by: LucasM on December 22, 2019, 05:39:43 PM
(https://scontent-ort2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/79769725_110652630438312_7275945938277892096_n.jpg?_nc_cat=108&_nc_eui2=AeHOXv7eyZqU4qWnKnt5HBv3Mw2dcHybdRBAC7mxG9Rw2nJDk9w19dijG4DHIg6xoqG9DCSV0__X_0ExEgXVdnBIv3daBqJB9s43v2nOmKbf0w&_nc_ohc=ZgPFvG0Q1FQAQmuZgo3UwovGu_NjMJTFmvr-DT6DPUgXbc49EKDT7pRWw&_nc_ht=scontent-ort2-1.xx&oh=f345ca371406588b573d5c1082e550ac&oe=5E67F1BE)

Be careful if thinking about giving one of the 'stuffed 'The Child' figures (http://forum.rifftrax.com/index.php?topic=34573.msg1016358#msg1016358) to anyone.  ;)
Title: Re: Star Wars 'The Mandalorian'
Post by: goflyblind on December 24, 2019, 11:33:08 AM
https://www.youtube.com/v/NGOeBEtfYrM
Title: Re: Star Wars 'The Mandalorian'
Post by: goflyblind on December 27, 2019, 05:59:53 AM
i'm looking forward to season 2. lots of potential threads still hanging loose.
Title: Re: Star Wars 'The Mandalorian'
Post by: Russoguru on December 28, 2019, 06:26:36 PM
This first season was amazing, freaking amazing. I'm wanting to say that at least for now it seems to be the best TV show ever. Of course... time will tell if that is an accurate assessment or just... over inflated optimism.
Title: Re: Star Wars 'The Mandalorian'
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on December 28, 2019, 10:17:02 PM
Watched all of it this evening, that was pretty amazing, between this and season 2 of Lost In Space there is some seriously good science fiction coming out of the streaming services.  Just too bad we have to wait 2 years between seasons.
Title: Re: Star Wars 'The Mandalorian'
Post by: LucasM on December 28, 2019, 11:53:44 PM
(https://scontent-ort2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/80876405_10162627072095517_2553234860630081536_n.jpg?_nc_cat=109&_nc_ohc=Qoh7IDus4qcAQmcEq1uypRTS7MHVOPE5ixbsccVx3-A79uoiep4mPCMpg&_nc_ht=scontent-ort2-1.xx&oh=743f7162c1202a218f7271d67dbad992&oe=5EB32B3A)
Title: Re: Star Wars 'The Mandalorian'
Post by: goflyblind on December 29, 2019, 04:47:37 AM
i'd really like to see a movie or show set during the prequels, because--yet again--nobody seems to know that jedi were a thing. the mandalorian is, what, like sixty years after phantom menace? i have a hard time believing that palpatine was able to wipe the entire galaxy's memory of the existence of jedi in such a short time.
Title: Re: Star Wars 'The Mandalorian'
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on December 29, 2019, 07:45:43 AM
i'd really like to see a movie or show set during the prequels, because--yet again--nobody seems to know that jedi were a thing. the mandalorian is, what, like sixty years after phantom menace? i have a hard time believing that palpatine was able to wipe the entire galaxy's memory of the existence of jedi in such a short time.

It would only take a few generations, successful dictatorships always target education, do you think school children in North Korea learn any true history?
Title: Re: Star Wars 'The Mandalorian'
Post by: goflyblind on December 29, 2019, 07:59:49 AM
north korea isn't the only group of people on earth, though. if it were just people from, like, coruscant and corellia who no longer knew about jedi, that might make sense. but the whole galaxy? what about long-lived species who were alive at the time? weren't the jedi canonically involved in the siege of mandalore?
Title: Re: Star Wars 'The Mandalorian'
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on December 29, 2019, 08:12:37 AM
north korea isn't the only group of people on earth, though. if it were just people from, like, coruscant and corellia who no longer knew about jedi, that might make sense. but the whole galaxy? what about long-lived species who were alive at the time? weren't the jedi canonically involved in the siege of mandalore?

It's a fantasy world where the empire was everywhere, so yeah, the whole galaxy stopped talking about the jedi.  There were obviously some people that kept the memory alive, hence the "rumors".

It is kind of hard to believe that an ex resistance fighter would not know about Luke and the force.  But although this has better writing than most star wars stuff it's still fantasy, not hard science fiction, so stop over thinking it.  :D
Title: Re: Star Wars 'The Mandalorian'
Post by: LucasM on January 05, 2020, 11:29:02 AM
(https://i.redd.it/8lrmmmwcjf641.jpg)
Title: Re: Star Wars 'The Mandalorian'
Post by: Darth Geek on January 06, 2020, 06:38:06 AM
I watched the first two episodes yesterday and I am really enjoying it. It is (so far) well thought out, which is a soothing balm after the frustrations of the last two Star Wars movies.
Title: Re: Star Wars 'The Mandalorian'
Post by: F-Zero on January 06, 2020, 10:28:14 AM
I watched the first two episodes yesterday and I am really enjoying it. It is (so far) well thought out, which is a soothing balm after the frustrations of the last two Star Wars movies.

My brother has such a bad taste in his mouth from the Star Wars movies he won't touch Mandalorian with a ten foot pole.  I'm BEGGING him to watch but he won't!  What a loss!  Stupid headstrong mule.
Title: Re: Star Wars 'The Mandalorian'
Post by: Darth Geek on January 06, 2020, 11:56:24 AM
I watched the first two episodes yesterday and I am really enjoying it. It is (so far) well thought out, which is a soothing balm after the frustrations of the last two Star Wars movies.

My brother has such a bad taste in his mouth from the Star Wars movies he won't touch Mandalorian with a ten foot pole.  I'm BEGGING him to watch but he won't!  What a loss!  Stupid headstrong mule.
I didn't hate TLJ or ROS by any means, but I don't blame your brother for being distrustful of the studio executives in charge of Star Wars properties.
Title: Re: Star Wars 'The Mandalorian'
Post by: ScottotD on January 06, 2020, 03:11:31 PM
I've seen the first two eps and so far I like it but I'm really frustrated by the direction, I feel like there's not enough wide shots or letting certain scenes breathe.  Maybe I'm looking at it to be Lone Wolf and Cub or a Western but it just feels like it's shot and cut in an un-cinematic way
Title: Re: Star Wars 'The Mandalorian'
Post by: Variety of Cells on January 06, 2020, 05:39:35 PM
I've seen the first two eps and so far I like it but I'm really frustrated by the direction, I feel like there's not enough wide shots or letting certain scenes breathe.  Maybe I'm looking at it to be Lone Wolf and Cub or a Western but it just feels like it's shot and cut in an un-cinematic way

Because it’s television. Big wide shots of shows that are supposed to take place on alien planets are expensive. Keeping it tight keeps the cost down.
Title: Re: Star Wars 'The Mandalorian'
Post by: LucasM on January 06, 2020, 06:52:18 PM
I've seen the first two eps and so far I like it but I'm really frustrated by the direction, I feel like there's not enough wide shots or letting certain scenes breathe.  Maybe I'm looking at it to be Lone Wolf and Cub or a Western but it just feels like it's shot and cut in an un-cinematic way
Because it’s television. Big wide shots of shows that are supposed to take place on alien planets are expensive. Keeping it tight keeps the cost down.

I agree with VoC on the price of world-building visuals.  It may also be to make the show more 'intimate' - that it is a story of two particular characters (i.e. that the larger worlds are effectively irrelevant).  But I also agree with SotD that some shots could be a bit longer to better establish the start of a developing-parental relationship.

But then again, they need to keep the show 'active' to show that (at least so far) there is no safe place for the Mandalorian and Child to settle.  So the quick cuts make the feeling of the show 'uneasy' for the characters, by making it uneasy for the audience.
Title: Re: Star Wars 'The Mandalorian'
Post by: ScottotD on January 07, 2020, 04:18:06 PM
I've seen the first two eps and so far I like it but I'm really frustrated by the direction, I feel like there's not enough wide shots or letting certain scenes breathe.  Maybe I'm looking at it to be Lone Wolf and Cub or a Western but it just feels like it's shot and cut in an un-cinematic way

Because it’s television. Big wide shots of shows that are supposed to take place on alien planets are expensive. Keeping it tight keeps the cost down.

I mostly meant when he was on that planet where he finds the baby, seeing it was a practical location it would have added a lot for me without costing more.  Making them both feel alone and stranded
Title: Re: Star Wars 'The Mandalorian'
Post by: Variety of Cells on January 07, 2020, 07:54:02 PM
I've seen the first two eps and so far I like it but I'm really frustrated by the direction, I feel like there's not enough wide shots or letting certain scenes breathe.  Maybe I'm looking at it to be Lone Wolf and Cub or a Western but it just feels like it's shot and cut in an un-cinematic way

Because it’s television. Big wide shots of shows that are supposed to take place on alien planets are expensive. Keeping it tight keeps the cost down.

I mostly meant when he was on that planet where he finds the baby, seeing it was a practical location it would have added a lot for me without costing more.  Making them both feel alone and stranded

Ehhhh. I’m sure the answer is money. This ‘practical’ location most likely did not look good in every direction, and it takes time to set up big wide shots and clear all the trucks and gear and equipment out. I just got done shooting a 13 hour day where the director (who is admittedly a bit of a tool) had to cut a bunch of shots for time because he went over and was going slow. So on a tv show that is already spending so much money on special effects and post effects and costumes and sets, I’m sure they were under a bunch of pressure to stay on schedule.
Title: Re: Star Wars 'The Mandalorian'
Post by: Darth Geek on January 08, 2020, 04:03:37 PM
Why do they act as though the Jedi were ancient history? It was 19 years from Revenge Of The Sith and Return Of The Jedi, and Mandalorian is supposed to take place 5 years after that. That's only 24 years, barely a generation. Certainly not enough time for people to forget about The Force. There'd still be plenty of people alive from the days of the Galactic Republic.
Title: Re: Star Wars 'The Mandalorian'
Post by: Darth Geek on January 08, 2020, 04:40:41 PM
I finished Season 1. It was fantastic.
Although Moff Gideon being alive was as easy to predict as Kalgan in Space Mutiny.
Title: Re: Star Wars 'The Mandalorian'
Post by: LucasM on January 17, 2020, 12:07:02 AM
For anyone interested: Woot! tee, $15 (no shipping if have Prime).

(https://d3gqasl9vmjfd8.cloudfront.net/12f75d0e-c68e-4a05-90a8-31bede1a4b97.png)
Title: Re: Star Wars 'The Mandalorian'
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on January 17, 2020, 08:28:38 AM
Cool, just ordered one.